MARKUS LUPFER AUTUMN/WINTER 2015-16 READY-TO-WEAR LONDON FASHION WEEK
The headline here is a series of pleasingly quirky jacquards developed by Markus Lupfer with an English tie specialist, which were cast into romper suits, bombers, skirts, and pants. Fine-gauge knitwear peeked above patterned necklines and out from under sleeves. Topped by happy Linda Farrow shades and bottomed by Lupfer’s Portuguese-made old-school sneakers with sparkle, the proposition was fun, young, and convincing. At the presentation an odd collection of unpotted plants hung suspended from fishing line alongside a fishbowl full of white rabbits nestled in straw. This aggressive kook teamed with the casual luxe of the fawn-patterned jacquards was a mite reminiscent of Emma Hill’s lamented Mulberry, but with a powerfully relevant street-touched sportiness. A green frond camo parka worn over a complementarily botanical fil coupe dress and trainers was richly frisky. Some finely cut wide black pleated crepe trousers looked loose and freeing under a maroon jacquard bomber. Lupfer seemed cheery and reported that his business is hopping along nicely—no wonder.